Voivod, Animals as Leaders plus others added to Brutal Assault line-up

The only predictable thing about Canadian cosmic-metal warriors Voivod is that they will forever be unpredictable. On the warpath for more than 35 years, Voivod have pushed their sound relentlessly forward, constructing imaginative musical realms with each endeavor. They literally changed the face of thrash metal in the ‘80s, forged new prog-metal ground in the ‘90s, and kept up with changing times and lineups in the 2000s with fresh, inspired music and they’re back with a new album The Wake, which keeps pushing the limits!

Appearing in 2002, even before the rebirth of thrash metal scene worldwide, Violator was formed with the purpose of rescuing the spontaneity and anger that seemed forgotten in the metal scene. Coming from the center Brazil, Brasilia, Violator is one of the most intense South American bands and after years of waiting, they will finally thrash Brutal Assault! Doing so they will be joined by masked Swedish crossover deviants Dr. Living Dead and legendary veterans of Boston HC scene Slapshot! Ensiferum are true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal and with their latest output Two Paths they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre, so it was about a time they returned to Brutal Assault!

Polish death machine Decapitated is back with a bang! Their new album Anticult highlights just how vital have remained two decades deep into their career. They have long been undeniable masters of their craft and they are expanding their parameters with this album, which should elevate the band’s profile beyond the death metal realm in which it has dominated for years. And now they’re coming for the Brutal Assault crowd! And speaking of technical death metal, of all the amazing technical death metal bands out there, very few can write memorable catchy songs with extreme technicality like French killers Gorod. Get ready for intelligent, deftly crafted flights of musicianship…that will rip your head off!Sometimes, a band’s music registers just as seismically on an emotional wavelength as it does on a sonic spectrum. And one of those unique bands are Animals as Leaders, who re imagine, reinterpret, and refresh instrumental prog, experimental metal, modern jazz, alternative, and even world music to a point where the reaction becomes primal. Consistently delivering a captivating show, their show will surely be one of the musicianship highlights of the festival.

New York’s Car Bomb detonate a vicious blast of wildly technical and progressive modern metal. The Long Island quartet’s attack is relentless and suffocating: vicious jazz-inspired blasts shift into mechanistic, canyon-wide grooves. Schizophrenic, whisper-to-a-scream vocals seem to spiral out of control, only to snap back lock-step into the churning assault. Make sure to witness their Brutal Assault debut! Progressive Swedes Letters from the Colony had proven that they could marry various elements of death metal, metalcore and jazz into a complex hybrid and produce something strangely familiar yet truly original. And this list finished with Chinese atmospheric black metal Zuriaake.

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Voivod, Animals as Leaders plus others added to Brutal Assault line-up

The only predictable thing about Canadian cosmic-metal warriors Voivod is that they will forever be unpredictable. On the warpath for more than 35 years, Voivod have pushed their sound relentlessly forward, constructing imaginative musical realms with each endeavor. They literally changed the face of thrash metal in the ‘80s, forged new prog-metal ground in the ‘90s, and kept up with changing times and lineups in the 2000s with fresh, inspired music and they’re back with a new album The Wake, which keeps pushing the limits!

Appearing in 2002, even before the rebirth of thrash metal scene worldwide, Violator was formed with the purpose of rescuing the spontaneity and anger that seemed forgotten in the metal scene. Coming from the center Brazil, Brasilia, Violator is one of the most intense South American bands and after years of waiting, they will finally thrash Brutal Assault! Doing so they will be joined by masked Swedish crossover deviants Dr. Living Dead and legendary veterans of Boston HC scene Slapshot! Ensiferum are true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal and with their latest output Two Paths they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre, so it was about a time they returned to Brutal Assault!

Polish death machine Decapitated is back with a bang! Their new album Anticult highlights just how vital have remained two decades deep into their career. They have long been undeniable masters of their craft and they are expanding their parameters with this album, which should elevate the band’s profile beyond the death metal realm in which it has dominated for years. And now they’re coming for the Brutal Assault crowd! And speaking of technical death metal, of all the amazing technical death metal bands out there, very few can write memorable catchy songs with extreme technicality like French killers Gorod. Get ready for intelligent, deftly crafted flights of musicianship…that will rip your head off!Sometimes, a band’s music registers just as seismically on an emotional wavelength as it does on a sonic spectrum. And one of those unique bands are Animals as Leaders, who re imagine, reinterpret, and refresh instrumental prog, experimental metal, modern jazz, alternative, and even world music to a point where the reaction becomes primal. Consistently delivering a captivating show, their show will surely be one of the musicianship highlights of the festival.

New York’s Car Bomb detonate a vicious blast of wildly technical and progressive modern metal. The Long Island quartet’s attack is relentless and suffocating: vicious jazz-inspired blasts shift into mechanistic, canyon-wide grooves. Schizophrenic, whisper-to-a-scream vocals seem to spiral out of control, only to snap back lock-step into the churning assault. Make sure to witness their Brutal Assault debut! Progressive Swedes Letters from the Colony had proven that they could marry various elements of death metal, metalcore and jazz into a complex hybrid and produce something strangely familiar yet truly original. And this list finished with Chinese atmospheric black metal Zuriaake.

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Arkaik Premiere New Bass Playthrough Video For “Telegnosis” From 2017 Album “Nemethia”

Progressive tech death outfit Arkaik have released a playthrough for their brutal, groove laden song “Telegnosis” which showcases bassist Riley Christensen’s playing.

The track is from the group’s 2017 album “Nemethia”. Watch the video below:

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Behemoth Premiere New Live Music Video “The Satanist” From “Messe Noire” DVD

Behemoth debut a new live music video for their track “The Satanist,” taken from their DVD “Messe Noire” (Metal Blade). Said set includes the group’s shows captured in Warsaw, Poland, on October 8th, 2016 and at Brutal Assault 2016. Watch the clip now below:

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Bleeding Gods Recruits New Bassist Yessica Netto

Dutch blackened death metal band Bleeding Gods has announced that they have recruited Yessica Netto as their new bass player. A statement from the band reads as follows:

“We are proud to announce that we have found our new Metal Queen. As of today Yessica is going to handle all the brutal and heavy bass parts.

Yessica states:
“I have known Bleeding Gods for quite some time now, and they are a fascinating mixture
of different people and unbelievably excellent musicians. I feel honored to be asked
to join Bleeding Gods, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. I look forward to being involved in the future of the band and to meeting you all on the road!”

“We have already started rehearsals for the first live shows with Yessica and we are highly motivated. At the moment, we are writing the successor of ‘Dodekathlon’, so stay tuned for further info.”

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Broken Hope 30th Anniversary European/UK Tour Announced

Broken Hope announce plans for a summer European/UK tour that will find them celebrating their 30th anniversary as a group.

Comments Jeremy Wagner :

“I never dreamed when I was a teenager in high school that I’d still be playing with this band I helped form 30 years later. I honor Joe Ptacek and Ryan Stanek who also started Broken Hope with me and are no longer here… I honor them every time I hit those stages and I continue celebrate the spirit of BH and death metal with my brothers Damian, Mike, Matt, and Diego.

We’re excited to play Brutal Assault again and also play Hellfire Fest, Kaltenbach Open Air and Death Feast Open Air, and all points in between on the European Carrion Tour!”

08/09 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/12 Hannover, GER – Bei Chez Heinz
08/13 Berlin, GER – Hellfire Fest
08/15 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
08/16 London, UK – New Cross Inn
08/18 Leeds, UK – Temple Of Boom
08/24 Spital Am Semmering, AUT – Kaltenbach Open Air
08/25 Andernach, GER – Death Feast

Further dates are pending.

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Xtreem Music Signs Cruentator For Debut Album

Italian aggressive thrash metal band Cruentator has just inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of the debut album “Ain’t War Hell?,” which is targeted to drop in January 2018.

Formed back in 2016, and featuring members from the brutal gore band Bowel Stew, Cruentator was born with the intention of creating the most punishing kind of thrash metal. After a couple of shows opening for legendary Necrodeath, the band entered Toxic Basement Studios in early 2017 to record “Ain’t War Hell?,” which features 8 songs of a merciless thrashl influenced by acts like Demolition Hammer, Morbid Saint, Slaughter, Razor, Kreator, Sodom, Incubus and Devastation.

The cover art for “Ain’t War Hell?” was created by artist Five Miligrams, responsible for iconic artworks of bands such as Morbid Saint and Massacre.

The artwork and first single will be revealed soon.

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Planet Eater Streaming New Track “The Boats”

The Regina, SK titans of brutality Planet Eater return from the flat lands of Western Canada’s prairies to offer anew assault on the masses with “Blackness From The Stars.” This full-length album follows the band’s 2015 self-titled debut EP.

Blending thrash and death metal with crushing grooves and devastating vocals, first single “The Boats” can be heard below ahead of the August 4th release date for “Blackness From The Stars.”

The band comments: “This track tells a tale of the brutal Persian torture tactic known as The Boats. The Boats exemplifies the evolution of the Planet Eater sound and gives the listener a taste of what’s to come in our first full length release.”

1. The Boats (3:19)
2. Pile of Bones (3:12)
3. Cold Confines (5:09)
4. Lies Evolution (3:24)
5. Suffer What They Must (4:20)
6. Kill On Sight (2:51)
7. A Fault To Fix (3:45)
8. The Spoil (6:21)
9. Blackness From The Stars (5:31)

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Preview For New Album “Feed Me Violence” Available From Evil Invaders

Belgium’s Evil Invaders posted a preview clip for the new album “Feed Me Violence.” This brutal attack of an album will be released worldwide on September 29th via Napalm Records.

The track listing for “Feed Me Violence” is:

1. Mental Penitentiary (see video clip here)
2. As Life Slowly Fades
3. Suspended Reanimation
4. Broken Dreams In Isolation
5. Feed Me Violence
6. Oblivion
7. Shades Of Solitude
8. Anger Within
9. Among The Depths Of Sanity

Check out the preview here:

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Charnabon Announces “Serpent’s Blood” Album

Charnabon will release a new album entitled “Serpent’s Blood” on the 23rd of June, and today the title track comes online and can be heard below.

A Romanian band with an approach that preserves the brutal old school black metal style, Charnabon offers furious riffs, infernal drums, and demonic voices. The attitude is straight forward and with no compromise: darkness, an inner abyss, disgust towards humanity and life, misanthropy and insanity.

1. In Death Reborn
2. Thy Goddess Night
3. From the Abyss
4. King of Kings
5. Death Plague Annihilation
6. End it all
7. In Deep Passion
8. Serpent’s blood
9. Embraced by Shadows

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